About security software

Security software can refer to virus protection software, as well as software to remove unwanted adware and spyware. Although in the past these were typically marketed and sold as separate software programs, today's applications usually protect against both viruses and adware/spyware.

Security software usually includes a real-time protection feature that attempts to stop potentially harmful programs before they infect your computer, and also scans your computer for such threats. The programs require regular updating to remain effective against new malicious applications.

For recommendations about antivirus software, see Recommended antivirus software at IU.

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Last modified on 2022-02-07 16:26:33.